Saxophone/Worth

Advertisement


Question
I have a Conn USA tenor sax that I played when I was in High School. I have not touched it in a few years and I am looking at selling it. Could you please tell me roughly what it is worth. It needs some pads re glued but other then that it is still playable. There is no dents in the horn and I took it out of the case last week and all the keys are still operational. I have been doing a little research but cant find what it is roughly worth.

The serial number is E91537 and then it also says 16 M

Any help would be great

Thanks

Rich

Answer
These can be found on auction sites (like e-bay) for example - they typically start out with asking prices around $1,000 but rarely bring that much in the final sale. If yours is in good condition with little to no lacquer missing and scratch and dent free - it could bring between $500 and maybe $800 - that is, if you can find a buyer!  A good local shop will be able to give you a more  exact assessment after a quick play and inspection. Good luck!

Saxophone

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Eugene Cantera

Expertise

I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.

Experience

I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.

Publications
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Marketing and Higher Education Newsletter.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.